The Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova visible all over the earth in 1054 AD, documented especially by Chineese astronomers. The wonderous thing is that it took 6500 years for the light from this thing to travel here so we can see it. So the explosion actually took place 7554 years ago. I wonder what it actually looks like now. Probably all fizzled out. Time for an adult beverage, art being everywhere.
So there I was wandering around at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute, Johns Hopkins University, taking reference shots for my [upcoming] Campus aerial view illustration (the building overlooks a parking lot that I needed shots of),
|Johns Hopkins University, 18" X 24" 1992, inquire here for print|